White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


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Desktop Transformation Model: From Wow to How

Citrix understands the complexities associated with the switch to virtualization, and created the Desktop Transformation Model to provide practical guidance and simplify the virtual desktop adoption process. Citrix applies its proven methodology to help IT move from a traditional, distributed physical desktop system into a centrally delivered desktop environment.


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Thin Client Computing

While minimalism in computing has been around since the 1990s, the concept only recently has hit its stride: Computer devices that only carry out essential applications, or "thin clients", have a longer operational life span, cut energy use and are less expensive to purchase and maintain. As the phenomenon of software as a service gains traction, in fact, thin clients are already replacing desktop PCs in many government, commercial and educational settings. Learn more in this white paper "Thin Client Computing: Providing Solutions and Dispelling Myths".


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University of San Diego Manages Skyrocketing Data Growth with NetApp

The University of San Diego needed to accommodate their accelerated growth and make IT services more efficient. The University consolidated data storage on NetApp systems and used Cisco Catalyst switches to create a resilient, cost-effective virtualized infrastructure which reduced storage costs, accelerated development and testing activities, and enhanced data protection.


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Now and in the Future: Meeting Higher Education IT Challenges

Virtual computing solutions from Citrix Systems address the desktop, data infrastructure and datacenter to ease the strain on college and university IT departments while improving and expanding the delivery of applications to any student or faculty member, in any location, on any end device with an Internet connection.




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Supporting Safe and Effective Digital Learning

Download the conversation between four thought leaders from three different campuses in addition to SonicWALL’s responses discussing online assisted learning, collaborative learning and remote education.


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A Platform for Institutional Effectiveness

Unlock the power of your data! Learn how Microsoft’s platform for Institutional Effectiveness based on owned (affordable), already used (familiar) technology can help you measure outcomes against goals, inform actions and improve workflow.


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Embracing 802.11n in Higher Education

Find out what you should look for in a high-performance networking solution, including strategies to help you build a scalable, affordable wireless infrastructure that can take advantage of 802.11n.


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The Road To Cloud Computing: How to Evolve Your Data Center LAN to Support Virtualization and Cloud

Explore the reasons for adopting a new data center LAN architecture as presented by Ashton, Metzler & Associates.